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Featuring extended interviews with some of the biggest names in football and in-depth analysis of the latest talking points with Sky Sports' football journalists, dive deeper with the Essential Football podcast.

For Euro 2024, we're bringing you podcasts before and after England and Scotland's fixtures, featuring the best analysis with our Sky Sports pundits and all the news from our reporters in Germany.  

Follow or subscribe today and make sure you don’t miss an episode.

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    • 3.7 • 11 Ratings

Featuring extended interviews with some of the biggest names in football and in-depth analysis of the latest talking points with Sky Sports' football journalists, dive deeper with the Essential Football podcast.

For Euro 2024, we're bringing you podcasts before and after England and Scotland's fixtures, featuring the best analysis with our Sky Sports pundits and all the news from our reporters in Germany.  

Follow or subscribe today and make sure you don’t miss an episode.

    Southgate resigns! Reaction from Neville & Carragher, and who's next for England?

    Southgate resigns! Reaction from Neville & Carragher, and who's next for England?

    Following the news that Gareth Southgate has resigned as England manager, Ron Walker and Sam Blitz are here to react to the news.

    We hear from Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher who give us their reactions to Southgate's decision to step down, and set out what they think his legacy will be as England boss.

    Plus, Sky Sports News' senior reporters, Kaveh Solhekol and Rob Dorsett give us an idea of why Southgate may have decided his time was up, and discuss who might take over as the national team manager.

    • 48 min
    "That familiar, frustrated, disappointed feeling is there again for England fans!" Reaction to England's defeat to Spain

    "That familiar, frustrated, disappointed feeling is there again for England fans!" Reaction to England's defeat to Spain

    Juliette Ferrington is joined by Sky Sports football journalists Peter Smith and Ron Walker to dissect England's Euro 2024 final defeat to Spain. We discuss where it went wrong, and look at what could be next for England and manager Gareth Southgate.

    We go inside the England dressing room and hear from Southgate and Jude Bellingham, as well as former defender Gary Neville and World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst.  

    For more reaction to England's Euros, keep across Sky Sports News and the Sky Sports website and app.  

    We'll be back with more Essential Football podcasts at the start of the new season. 

    • 42 min
    Essential Euros Final Preview: Gareth Southgate shares his thoughts on his future and looks ahead to Spain

    Essential Euros Final Preview: Gareth Southgate shares his thoughts on his future and looks ahead to Spain

    We hear from Gareth Southgate and Ollie Watkins ahead of the final of Euro 2024, Miguel Delaney of The Independent discusses Southgate's future, and Sky Sports football journalist Sam Blitz looks at England's challenges facing Spain. Plus, Juliette Ferrington chats to sports psychologist Dr Gill Cook who has some good news for England fans, if it goes to pens on Sunday! 

    • 32 min
    Essential Euros: England are into the Euros Final! Hear from Neville, Robinson & Dawson

    Essential Euros: England are into the Euros Final! Hear from Neville, Robinson & Dawson

    Juliette Ferrington brings you reaction to England's win over the Netherlands in the semi finals of Euro 2024. We hear from manager Gareth Southgate, match-winner Ollie Watkins and captain Harry Kane talking to Sky Sports News' Rob Dorsett.

    Plus, former England internationals Gary Neville, Paul Robinson and Michael Dawson share their thoughts on the victory, Henry Winter argues why Southgate deserves a statue if they win on Sunday, and Peter Smith looks ahead to the final against Spain.

    Keep across Sky Sports News and the Sky Sports website and app for the latest news and all the build up to Sunday's final. 

    • 39 min
    Essential Euros: Our big semi-final preview featuring Izzy Christiansen, Mark Ogden, Rob Dorsett and Chesney Hawkes!

    Essential Euros: Our big semi-final preview featuring Izzy Christiansen, Mark Ogden, Rob Dorsett and Chesney Hawkes!

    England are into the semi-finals of Euro 2024 and Juliette Ferrington looks ahead to the match against the Netherlands with Lioness Izzy Christiansen and journalist Mark Ogden. We get the latest from the England camp with Sky Sports News' Rob Dorsett and speak to Sky Sports' football journalist Sam Blitz. Plus, we’re joined by England fan and pop legend Chesney Hawkes who sings “Hey Jude”, chats Bellingham and Rice, and discusses going on stage during penalties.   

    Timings: 
    01:00 Rob Dorsett with the latest from the England camp 
    11:00 Izzy Christiansen and Mark Ogden look ahead to England’s match with the Netherlands.
    31:00 Chesney Hawkes joins the pod to sing “Hey Jude” and talk all things England.
    39:00 Sam Blitz looks ahead to France against Spain in the other semi-final. 

    • 47 min
    Essential Euros: Penalty perfection! England set up Netherlands semi-final after shoot-out success against the Swiss

    Essential Euros: Penalty perfection! England set up Netherlands semi-final after shoot-out success against the Swiss

    England are through to the semi-finals of Euro 2024 after beating Switzerland on penalties in Dusseldorf.

    Hear from England manager, Gareth Southgate, captain Harry Kane and penalty heroes Bukayo Saka and Jordan Pickford after they earned their place in the last four.

    Plus Gary Neville gives his thoughts on the win, Rob Dorsett shares his view on England's progress, and Juliette Ferrington speaks to Michael Dawson and Sky Sports Senior Football journalist, Pete Smith as England start to prepare to take on Netherlands on Wednesday.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

McToot17 ,

Clueless waffling hosts

They barely know the England players names, let alone the mega stars from other squads. Who hired this useless duo? Its nothing but hot air. And to top it off, its poorly produced. Save your time and listen to the BBC’s Daily Euros or The Athletic instead.

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